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AICCU Turns 60!

March 3, 2015

AICCU Turns 60!

2015 marks the 60th Anniversary of AICCU. We want to thank all o …

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AICCU Alumni Spotlight Series – Veteran Ben Holmes,  National University

March 18, 2015

AICCU Alumni Spotlight Series – Veteran Ben Holmes, National University

Ben Holmes is a First Sergeant with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force – and a stellar example of how the right college can help a person realize their potential and turn a dream into reality.  He has two Purple Hearts, has been deployed six times (including three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan), was a Drill Instructor at MCRD San Diego, and – thanks to National University – has a BA History, a …

March 4, 2015

OP-ED: Don’t forget about private colleges in higher education debate

California faces both a tremendous challenge and an exciting opportunity to ensure that every academically qualified student has access to a higher education.
Rarely a day goes by that we don’t read about soaring student debt, disinvestment in public universities, enrollment limits or the debate among legislative leaders about the constitutional autonomy of the University of California system.
Often overlooked, however, are California’s private nonprofit colleges and universities, a vital sector of the state’s higher education system that is prepared to take on a larger role. Tuesday, hundreds of students and university leaders will be at the state Capitol for our annual lobbying day.
Private colleges account for more than 20 percen …

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